About the book
In the quest to better characterize cognitive ability to understand and manage emotions, various facets of emotional intelligence have been posited in the philosophical and psychological literature, including the ability to appraise emotions and adapt expressions according to conditions, synthesize past emotional experiences into coherent patterns for future application. The literature provides evidence of distinct cognitive and emotional processing styles associated with emotional intelligence. Recent advances in cognitive neurosciences have bridged the gap between philosophical interpretations of emotional intelligence and its scientific counterparts. The advent of neuroimaging techniques made it possible to identify the neural substrate of emotional intelligence and to better characterize their cognitive and behavioral consequences in health and disease.
The scope of this book is to bring together the latest developments in the science of emotional intelligence with possible applications in different scientific problems from laboratory to psychiatric neurosciences, personality, decision- making in informative and complex emotion stimuli, to neuromarketing.